A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire (Book 1) Chapter 24 Summary

George R. R. Martin

Chapter 24 Summary

Bran watches Rickon run with the wolves from his window seat. Shaggydog is black with fiery green eyes. Summer is smallest, more wary, and has eyes that see everything. Bran thinks that he may be the smartest of the direwolves. Bran turns to Old Nan, who is sitting with him, and thinks that he cannot fly. The crow lied. Old Nan explains that all crows are liars, but she knows a story about a crow. Old Nan may be the oldest person in Westeros, Bran thinks. Sadly, her only remaining kin is Hodor, the stableboy. Bran feels just as alone as she is. Everyone has left and now Robb has become "Robb the Lord." Old Nan interrupts his thoughts, offering to tell a story about Brandon the Builder, who was said to have built Winterfell and maybe the Wall as well, but Bran prefers scary stories. She tells him a story about the first time the Others attacked the realm when the First Men took Westeros from the children of the forest. The last hero of the First Men set out to find the children, hoping that their magic could win back the realm. The story is interrupted when Hodor comes into the room with Maester Luwin. They take Bran to the hall, where Robb is coldly welcoming Tyrion Lannister. When Tyrion sees Bran, he presents him with a gift: a design for a special saddle that will allow Bran to ride. Tyrion leaves to sleep in a whorehouse, but the men of the Night's Watch remain. Robb is angry when they inform him that his uncle Benjen is almost certainly dead.